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Motorcycle Accidents

Mainers seriously injured can rely on our tough-minded motorcycle accident lawyers

A motorcycle accident in Maine can happen in an instant, and injuries can be catastrophic. Unlike occupants of cars who have a steel cage protecting them, motorcyclists have little protecting them from severe or even fatal motorcycle accident injuries. In 2010, 82,000 people were injured and 4,502 people were killed in motorcycle accidents across the country, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident in Maine, whether on I-95 in Portland or a city street in Sanford, you need strong legal representation. Rely on the experience and professionalism of the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein. Choose a motorcycle accident lawyer who works aggressively to obtain the maximum compensation for motorcycle accident victims.

Motorcycle laws in Maine

Motorcycle laws vary from state to state. Maine requires motorcycle riders 17 and younger to wear helmets, which may reduce the risk of serious injuries or death. Motorcycle riders, like operators of automobiles, are prohibited from driving under the influence of alcohol.

Drivers and passengers in cars have safety features in place such as airbags and seatbelts to protect them. Bikers typically have nothing but their clothing and a helmet between them and the pavement. Bikers are 300 percent more likely to sustain a motorcycle injury than someone inside of a car in a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Motorcycle injuries can be catastrophic, ranging from back injuries to paralysis or traumatic brain injuries.

Common causes of motorcycle accidents in Maine

Common motorcycle accident causes include the following:

  • Car or truck moves into motorcyclist’s right of way.
  • A driver is distracted in some form or another (sending text messages or driving under the influence of alcohol, for example).
  • Reckless driving or speeding by another motorist.
  • Road defects, such as bumps, potholes, gashes, loose gravel or debris.
  • Motorcycle defects such as malfunctioning brakes or tires.

Studies have found that motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in an accident than occupants of other motor vehicles and five times more likely to be injured. Too much is at stake in a motorcycle accident. It’s important to retain a qualified attorney who can protect your rights.

Contact a motorcycle accident lawyer

Contact a motorcycle accident lawyer in Maine at the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein. When you contact us, there’s no obligation. Your consultation is free. At the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, our motorcycle accident lawyers know how to obtain maximum compensation for injury victims. Call Joe now to see how we can help! 1-877-294-6813.